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[hot-pres] /ˈhɒtˌprɛs/

a machine applying heat in conjunction with mechanical pressure, as for producing a smooth surface on paper or for expressing oil.
verb (used with object)
to subject to treatment in a hot-press.
a method of forming alloy steels or specialized ceramics from compound powders by the application of heat and pressure in a mold.
a machine for applying a combination of heat and pressure to give a smooth surface to paper, to express oil from it, etc
(transitive) to subject (paper, cloth, etc) to heat and pressure to give it a smooth surface or extract oil


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